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Fancy Tourmaline Gemstones

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One of the most popular gemstones of recent times, tourmaline is a wonderful gemstone that has many excellent properties. It occurs in almost every color imaginable, sometimes even with multiple colors in the same stone! Because of this huge variation in color it was often previously confused with other gems such as emerald and ruby. A wide variety of trace elements in the stone (such as manganese, iron and copper) are what cause the amazing range of colors. Most gem tourmaline is of the variety called elbaite. Major African sources for tourmaline include Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria and Namibia. There are smaller deposits in Tanzania and Madagascar. Most of the individual sources produce stones of various colors. Aside from the more conventional pink and green tourmalines, the gem is also found in a range of fancy colors. These include yellow, orange, grey, apricot, peach and white. If you are looking for a unique tourmaline, this is where to look! Tourmaline has a very good hardness of 7.5, making it great for all jewelry applications. Because the gem often forms as long slender crystals, the most common cuts for tourmaline are rectangles and emerald cuts. Tourmaline is sometimes heat-treated to improve the color. This treatment is permanent and undetectable and has no effect on value or durability. Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, along with opal.
Ref No: FTs0001
Weight: 1.45ct
Price: USD 101.00
Size: 7.2 x 5.1

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Ref No: FTs0002
Weight: 1.29ct
Price: USD 103.00
Size: 7.9 x 5.7 x 4.5

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Ref No: 2.65ct
Weight: 2.65ct
Price: USD 291.00
Size: 10.6 x 6.8 x 5.2

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Ref No: FTs0004
Weight: 1.52ct
Price: USD 106.00
Size: 7.2 x 5.2

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Ref No: FTs0005
Weight: 1.51ct
Price: USD 105.00
Size: 8.1 x 6.2 x 4.8

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Ref No: FTs0006
Weight: 2.35ct
Price: USD 188.00
Size: 9.7 x 7.7 x 5.1

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Ref No: FTs0007
Weight: 2.17ct
Price: USD 173.00
Size: 7.8 x 5.0

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Ref No: FTs0008
Weight: 1.87ct
Price: USD 187.00
Size: 7.5 x 5.7

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Ref No: FTs0009
Weight: 2.00ct
Price: USD 200.00
Size: 9.0 x 6.3 x 4.6

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Ref No: FTs0010
Weight: 2.61ct
Price: USD 261.00
Size: 12.0 x 7.5 x 5.8

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Ref No: FTs0011
Weight: 1.56ct
Price: USD 156.00
Size: 6.6 x 5.6

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Ref No: FTs0012
Weight: 0.94ct
Price: USD 37.00
Size: 6.1 x 4.3

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Ref No: FTm0013
Weight: 4.04ct
Price: USD 565.00
Size: 13.0 x 8.5 x 5.8

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